If you’re a bride-to-be in South Florida, you don’t have to hop a plane to New York City and smile for TLC cameras to say “yes” to the dress. Fiancées in South Florida live a stone’s throw away from a palatial kingdom of tulle, lace and all the in-betweens. Miracle Mile, in Coral Gables, might as well be the pearly gates to wedding dress heaven. Do you have some newly adorned sparkle sitting on your finger and no dress to walk down the aisle in?
We’ve rounded up our favorite bridal stores for you to save you from that matrimonial meltdown — you’re welcome!
Photo Courtesy of Coral Gables Bridals
Coral Gables Bridals
3530 Coral Way, Miami; 305-445-5896
When heading to Coral Gables, this store is a MUST. As if the name doesn’t say it all, Coral Gables Bridals has a history in this city. Dulce Maria de los Reyes, founder of Coral Gables Bridals, is considered a pioneer in Florida’s bridal industry after becoming the second entrepreneur to open a bridal store on Miracle Mile in 1981. Last year, she opened a stunning new boutique two blocks down from the Mile on Coral Way. The shop’s newest collection by Pronovias features sophisticated hand-embroidery, elegant cuts, and glints of golden hues. Need we say more?
365 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-444-3130
Think enormous tulip bows, intricate organza-petal details and tulle for DAYS. Rosa Clará’s aesthetic is known for exquisitely flowing gowns that are just as flattering as they are gorgeous. If you want to look and feel ethereal on your big day, give this chic boutique a peek. Lucky for you, the internationally known designer has a shiny flagship on Miracle Mile.
120 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-448-0699
Traveling with the bridal entourage and on a time crunch? Browse through magnificent bridal gowns, accessories, and lingerie in one fell swoop at Alegria’s Brides. The best part? The salon carries mother of the bride gowns, making the art of distracting your future mother-in-law as easy as getting her into the next fitting room.
348 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-639-8607
Mermaid, A-line, ball gown—we promise the silhouette that fits your fairy tale is tucked away at Bijou Bridal. It’s hard to go wrong with designs by Nicole Miller, Willowby, Stefan Jolie, and other fiancée favorites. Each spacious salon evokes a luxurious environment that’s gorgeous enough to stop any bridezilla breakdown in its tracks.
Time to hit up Miracle Mile and say the words “I do”…to the dress, that is.